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Tips on Preparing Your Home for Winter 2014

Posted by Greg Bennett on October 30, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Winter time is fast approaching in the Lowcountry, and especially here in Beaufort SC.  Though it does not get too cold (it may be just as cold as last year), it is always good to weatherproof your home this holiday season.  Here are some tips to help save money and keep the cold out of your home. 


  1. Keep the heat in by inspecting the weatherstripping around your windows and doorframes. Check for drafts as well.  Replacing weatherstrips or caulking inside and out may be necessary. 
  2. Turn your ceiling fans on clockwise.  This draws the warmer air down instead of up.  This is especially helpful for higher ceilings.
  3. Take a look around the exterior of your home.  Trim back any branches that may damage your home or surrounding powerlines. 
  4. Insulate any exposed pipes to prevent pipes from bursting.  Exterior pipes are the most susceptible to freezing, and often times they have little or no insulation from the cold.  This is an easy preventative measure that can save tons of money.
  5. If you have a fireplace, make sure the chimney and flue are in working order.  Get it inspected.  Make sure you have enough firewood on hand just in case the power goes out.
  6. Insulate your attic and walls! 
  7. Inspect your roof for any missing shingles or holes.
  8. Inspect the exterior of your home.  Little animals do not like the cold weather, too, and will take any opportunity to share the warmth of your home! 

These are only some tips to help get you started.  There are plenty of websites that can help you prepare for the changing season.  Many home improvement stores already have their winter readiness products available.  Do your research before it gets too cold outside! 

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Homes for Sale on Ladys Island SC in Royal Pines Neighborhood as of 28 October 2014

Below are some of the most recent single family homes available on Ladys Island SC in the desireable neighborhood of Royal Pines as of today.  They are at least three bedroom, two bathroom homes that range in price from $149,500 to $520,000.  &n...
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Residential Land for Sale in Beaufort SC as of 23 October 2014

Looking to build your dream home in Beaufort SC?  There is plenty of opportunity and plenty of lots and land to choose from.  Below is only some of what is available as of today.  They range in price starting from $4,500 to anywhere in the ...
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Current Listing of Four Bedroom Single Family Homes for Sale in Beaufort SC as of 21 October 2014

Looking for a four bedroom single family home to buy?  Below are only some of what's available in Beaufort SC as of today.  These homes are located in Beaufort County, and have four or more bedrooms.  There are approximately 142 active ...
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Exchange Club of Beaufort Hosts Annual Auction in Port Royal SC

On November 15, 2014, the Exchange Club is hosting a fantastic auction to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA).  This event has been going strong for 26 years, and has helped children from Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Allendale, and Co...
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64 Mount Olive Home for Sale in Early Branch SC

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Beaufort SC Real Estate - Exit Realty of Beaufort Your Local Real Estate Professionals
Exit Realty of Beaufort is located in coastal Beaufort South Carolina and serves the local markets of Ladys Island, Port Royal, St Helena Island, Harbor Island, Fripp Island, Dataw Island, Cat Island, in the greater Beaufort County. We offer full service real estate listings and buyers' representation, long term property management, vacation beach rentals, and real estate investment representation. Call us at 843-521-2022.

 

Home Value Growth Has Peaked

Posted by Matthew T. Smoot on October 30, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Home Value Growth Has Peaked

Appreciation in home values is slowing definitively after nearly two years of accelerating year-over-year growth, according to the third quarter Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports.
Homebuyers who have been priced out of hot markets will welcome the cooling off, and the most recent data should further combat worry about another housing bubble.

 

The rate of annual home-value appreciation peaked at 8.1 percent in April and has fallen in every month since. U.S. home values were up 6.5 percent year-over-year at the end of the third quarter, to a Zillow Home Value Index of $176,500.

The rate of appreciation is expected to continue to slow. Home values are forecasted to grow at 3%, roughly half their current pace, through the end of the third quarter of 2015, according to the Zillow Home Value Forecast.

 

As the market cools, the dynamic between buyers and sellers is also changing. At the end of the third quarter, there were 18.6 percent more homes on the market than last year, and more homes listed recently had a price cut. In September, nearly 37 percent of listings on Zillow had at least one price cut in the past month, up from 33.6 percent in September 2013. The softening market means homebuyers will find less competition.

 

The pace of home value appreciation dropped off significantly in markets that had been among the hottest at times during the housing recovery, particularly in California and the Southwest. In Los Angeles, home-price appreciation slowed from 18.5 percent annually in the third quarter of 2013 to 8.3 percent over the past year. Annual appreciation in San Francisco slowed to 8.2 percent, compared to 23.5 percent over the same time period last year.

"What a difference a year makes.

 

At this time last year, we were worrying about a number of frothy markets that looked like they could be on the edge of another housing bubble, places where homes were appreciating at more than 20 percent per year and where buyers' heads were spinning just trying to keep up," said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries. "We always knew these market conditions couldn't last, and it's good to see us now on a more natural and sustained glide path down toward more normal market conditions of roughly 3 percent annual appreciation and more balance between buyers and sellers.  

 

Home values should continue to grow, but that growth will increasingly be driven by traditional market fundamentals like household formation and job growth, and less by artificial stimulants like decreased supply and widespread investor demand."

 

Nationally, rents rose 3.5 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, to a Zillow Rent Index of $1,335, rising 1.8 percent compared to the second quarter.

Matthew T. Smoot-Your "Whatever it Takes" REALTOR®
When You List with Smoot, You Sell with Smoot

With over 9 years in the business I offer my clients the most comprehensive representation in Maryland.  Not only am I a REALTOR, but I also hold a Broker's license, which is the highest and most specialized license a REALTOR can hold.  Customer Service is my Priority, Selling Houses is My Goal!  Contact me for any and all of your Real Estate Needs.  443-504-8930


1758 Witt Way Dr Spring Hill TN Home for Sale

Posted by Steve Manley on October 24, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Welcome To 1758 Witt Way Dr Spring Hill TN

 

Welcome to 1758 Witt Way Drive in Spring Hill TN, this brick home is located in the Witt Hill Subdivision on the Williamson County side of town.

The home has approximate 2215 square feet of living area, three bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath and an over sized 2 car garage. The in ground pool will make the summer months a delight. Located just off the Main Street, the location offers a great variety of nearby shopping, dinning and many different types of services. Quick access to I-65 makes the drive to Franklin, Cool Springs and I-840 a snap.

 

This home has been updated and the home owners have this home in great shape, move in ready have made this a great place to call home. Updates include all new lighting fixtures, new paint through out, all new carpets, new pedestrian doors to the garage and interior doors have new rubbed oil hardware as well.

 

 

The chef of the home is going to find plenty of room in the kitchen to move about, plenty of counter top space and the adjacent dinning area makes serving great meals easy and fast. All new appliance package means all you have to do is bring your groceries. Just off the kitchen is the large utility room area, it also includes extra storage and a pantry.

 

 

 

The large living room features great wood flooring, stone gas burning fireplace and plenty of room for family and friends to and watch the game. Wood flooring, with fantastic view of the in-ground pool out back and has it's own access to the large deck out back. Lot's of windows provide a lot of natural lighting as well.

 

 

The upper level of the home is accessible via two separate stair cases, at the top of one is the large master bedroom is and can accommodate large bedroom pieces and the master bath has ample room along with a separate make up table to help make it a breeze to get ready for the day.

 

 

 

The guest bedrooms are ready for your family or friends and are both clean as a whistle with new carpeting and light fixtures. One of the guest/kids bedrooms has a walk in closet as well.

 

 

The huge bonus room features two closets as well, this would allow also for multiple uses including use as a fourth bedroom, it is also accessible with it's own staircase and has another door to separate the bonus room from the rest of the upper level.

 

 

Be ready to be inspired to have some great times on the huge deck and around the pool. A great place to enjoy the mornings, evenings, weekends and just about any other time. Plenty of room for entertaining, cooking out and enjoying lot's of fun in the splashing around in the sun.

 

Schedule a time to come and look at this home - you will be glad you did. You can reach us at 615-538-7490. We look forward to your visit.

 

Now is the time to be in the market, whether you are selling or buying, the deals are here and for sellers, this is a great time to attract buyers. The rates for buyers are at historic lows and there is demand in our market. If you are a seller, you don't want to wait until interest rates go back up pushing more buyers out of the market.

 

Please feel free to contact me for a free report and evaluation for your property, neighborhood or project.

Schedule a showing by clicking here.

Spring Hill TN Real Estate - Steve Manley of EXIT Realty Music City
Our Team is part of Exit Realty in and around Franklin and Spring Hill Tennessee. We are a dedicated group of talented agents specializing in all aspects of Real Estate from Land/Lots to Estate homes. Our Team can help you Sell your home or help you find the right home in Williamson County and the surrounding Nashville area. Agents Steve Manley, Destiny Holmes, Jim Pewitt and the rest of the team will make sure you get the BEST Price if selling and the BEST Deal if buying. Please don't hesitate to call one of our talented agents: we won't let you down. (615) 538-7490

Exchange Club of Beaufort Hosts Annual Auction in Port Royal SC

Posted by Greg Bennett on October 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

On November 15, 2014, the Exchange Club is hosting a fantastic auction to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA).  This event has been going strong for 26 years, and has helped children from Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Allendale, and Colleton Counties in South Carolina.

This event will be held at the Shed in Port Royal, SC on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:00pm.  Live, silent, and online auctions will be held during the event, with over 250 items up for bid.  From handcrafted items to excursion packages, they have it all!

CAPA is a shelter for children in need, and has been open since 1985.  They also provide outreach programs and training on how to identify and report child abuse.  

For ticket information or to make a donation, call Ron Voegeli at 843.812.2796 or Britt Sanders at 843.524.4350. 

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Homes for Sale - 121 Dogwood Road Candler NC 28715 Marie Reed Realtor

Posted by Marie on October 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)


HOME FOR SALE - 121 DOGWOOD ROAD

CANDLER NC 28715

GARDENERS DREAM! EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPING SURROUNDS THIS LIKE NEW HOME. 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, W/ ADDITIONAL ROOM USED AS A 4TH BEDROOM. LOVELY OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH NATURAL LIGHT THAT FLOWS IN. HUGE KITCHEN WITH ISLAND CREATES A LARGE WORK SPACE. COZY FIREPLACE IN FAMILY ROOM, OVER SIZED MASTER BEDROOM W/ DOUBLE SINKS IN BATH. LARGE BACK DECK OFF THE KITCHEN THAT IS GREAT FOR ENTERTAINMENT. OVER SIZED TWO CAR GARAGE W/ LOTS OF STORAGE. HOME WARRANTY! MLS#572187

 

Directions: I-40 West to Exit 44, Right on Smokey Park Hwy through Candler, Right at light onto Dogwood Rd, House on left.

 

SEARCH ALL OF MLS FOR HOMES FOR SALE IN CANDLER NC

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Web Link: 121 Dogwood Road Candler NC 28715

 

Your Mountain Specialist in Asheville, NCAsheville NC Real Estate – Marie Reed, Broker/Realtor

for all of your real estate needs. Search all MLS properties in the area or call me direct at 828-553-7893. Exit Realty Vistas or Marie.ExitAsheville.com

 

 

64 Mount Olive Home for Sale in Early Branch SC

Posted by Greg Bennett on October 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

64 Mount Olive Rd, Early Branch, is country living at its best.  Beautiful 15.51 acre estate with close proximity to Charleston and Beaufort.  Surrounded by plantations and farmland, this renovated historic home sits on a 15.51 acre sanctuary with mature live oaks, magnolia trees, grape orchards, pecan trees, deer, turkey, and tranquil setting. 

Large wrap around porches, gorgeous hardwood floors, and a modern spacious kitchen are only some features of this home.  The formal living room with large brick wood burning fireplaces make this home welcoming. 

The master bedroom has a woodburning fireplace and private bath.  The two additional bedrooms are just as spacious, and both full baths have tile flooring.  Additional features of the property include a laundry/mudroom, storage shed/garage with a separate office or playroom, and the must see grand entrance gate.  There is timber value also included with the sale of the tract. 

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Sea Island Rotary Club Annual Shrimp Race October 4 2014 in Beaufort SC

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Bikers Against Bullies USA Hosts Haunted House in Beaufort SC

Posted by Greg Bennett on October 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Nothing says Halloween like a good scarey haunted house!  Bikers Against Bullies USA is hosting one of the scariest haunted houses in Beaufort SC. 

This haunted house is open every Friday and Saturday this month from 6pm to midnight, until November 1st.  Tickets are $10 for ages 6 to 12 and $15 for ages 13 and older.  The event is held at the Beaufort Plaza Shopping Center, next to Staples and Burke’s.  Proceeds go to the organization's anti-bullying cause. 

Come out and get scared, if you dare!

For more information, visit eatsleepplaybeaufort.com.

Beaufort SC Real Estate - Exit Realty of Beaufort Your Local Real Estate Professionals
Exit Realty of Beaufort is located in coastal Beaufort South Carolina and serves the local markets of Ladys Island, Port Royal, St Helena Island, Harbor Island, Fripp Island, Dataw Island, Cat Island, in the greater Beaufort County. We offer full service real estate listings and buyers' representation, long term property management, vacation beach rentals, and real estate investment representation. Call us at 843-521-2022.

Home for Sale - 37 Alaskan Drive Leicester NC 28748 Marie Reed Realtor

Posted by Marie on October 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

HOME FOR SALE - 37 ALASKAN DRIVE LEICESTER NC 28748

THE RIDGE LEICESTER NEIGHBORHOOD

BEAUTIFUL LIKE NEW HOME IN GATED SUBDIVISION. BREATH TAKING LONG RANGE VIEWS SURROUND THIS HOME.THIS HOME BOASTS A LOVELY OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH A SPACIOUS EAT-IN KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOP BAR THAT CREATES A NICE FLOW. MASTER ON MAIN WITH WALK-IN CLOSET AND SPACIOUS MASTER BATH. HUGE ENTERTAINMENT ROOM ON SECOND LEVEL. COVERED FRONT PORCH AND NICE DECK OUT BACK FOR SUMMER TIME ENTERTAINING! COMMUNITY POOL & HOME WARRANTY. MLS#571472

 

Directions: Take New Leicester Hwy. Turn right onto Mt Carmel Rd at Ingles and go to 2nd light and turn left onto Old Leicester Hwy. Go 0.8 to right onto Bear Creek. Go 3 miles to gated entrance on left into The Ridge. Turn left after gates and take the first left on Alaskan Dr.

 

SEARCH ALL OF MLS FOR HOMES FOR SALE IN LEICESTER NC

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Web Link : 37 Alaskan Drive Leicester NC 28748 - The Ridge Leicester Neighborhood

 

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TownHome for Sale - 12 Little Cedar Court Asheville NC 28805 Jane Ward Realtor

Posted by Jane Ward, CDRS-Elite on October 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

TOWNHOME FOR SALE - 12 LITTLE CEDAR COURT ASHEVILLE NC 28805

VIEWPOINTE NEIGHBORHOOD

 

A beautiful home and move in ready to this 55+ community in a preferred location. All electric new appliances, new A/C and heat, new Corian kitchen counters, new kitchen island, new carpet, fresh paint (great colors), 2 car garage, vented fireplace and lots of storage throughout. The community clubhouse is available for entertainment, exercise or simply "hangin' out." MLS#571578

 

Directions: -I240E to Exit 8, then left onto Fairview, follow to end and R on Swannanoa River Road, then 2nd right on Pinnacle Pt. Right into Viewpointe onto Little Cedar Ct. #12 on left.

 

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Web Link : 12 Little Cedar Court - Viewpointe Neighborhood

 

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Wine Tasting in Columbia MD

Posted by Blanco Drummond on October 1, 2014 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you want to learn more about wine? Taste & compare affordable red and white wines at under the tutelage of Eric Stein from Decanter Fine Wines at our annual wine tasting event.


The Village of Hickory Ridge will sponsor an evening of wine tasting and education at The Hawthorn Center. Tickets are $15 per person (adults over age 21 only).  Also, we will provide cheeses, bread, crackers and snacks to add to the party atmosphere.


You will meet other Hickory Ridge residents, enjoy a relaxing evening out, and learn something as well! Please register online in advance at:  http//bit.ly/1010wine


When:   Friday October 10th 7:30pm-9:30pm

Where:  The Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD


Popular Neighborhoods in Columbia, MD are: Long Reach & Hickory Ridge


 

Columbia MD Listings for Sale and Real Estate Services--Blanco Drummond.


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